Luke Shaw has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester United on wages soaring north of £150,000 a week.
The news completes a dramatic turnaround for the 23-year-old at Old Trafford after two chastening seasons under Mourinho.
United are expected to announce the deal ahead of their trip to Shaw’s boyhood club Chelsea at the weekend.
The left back is understood to have penned his fresh terms, making him one of the world’s highest-paid defenders, at Carrington on Thursday morning.
Discussions have been ongoing for a number of weeks, with Shaw’s performances a definite highlight of a difficult start to the season.
Mourinho has constantly criticised the England international during his time in charge but cannot help but be impressed by his upturn in form.
United assured Shaw over the summer that they had decided against pursuing interest in other left backs and the club’s hierarchy want him to become a mainstay.
Premier League appearances: 7
Premier League goals: 1, Assists: 1
Champions League appearances: 2
Champions League goals: 0, Assists: 0
Tackles per game: 1.6
Clearances per game: 3.
The former Southampton man has worked tirelessly to prove Mourinho wrong, evident by his fitness regime during the close season earlier this year.
United’s head of strength and conditioning, Gary Walker, joined him out in Dubai and the defender has not looked back since, missing just two games so far.
Attention now switches to contract extensions for a number of others, including winger Anthony Martial and David De Gea, both of whom have one-year extensions waiting to be triggered.